Species Bomarr Monks

B'omarr monks

The B'omarr are not actually a species; rather they were an order of monks whose monastery eventually became Jabba's palace on Tattooine. They believe that cutting themselves off from civilization and all corporeal distractions leads to enlightenment and to that end undergo surgery to separate their brains from their bodies and continue their existence as a brain in a jar. They learn to communicate telepathically and by controlling technology attuned to their abilities.

On the rare occasions when they need to move, they are able to use an arachnid-like walking apparatus. The B'omarr were still in Jabba's palace at the time Jabba lived there. The monks inhabit the lower part of the palace and allow the various smugglers and crime lords like Jabba to use the upper levels, as long as they add another section to the lower levels for use by the B'omarr. When the current ruler of the upper levels is deposed they drive out the stragglers and add the brains of those who don't leave to their order. The infamous Twi'lek Bib Fortuna eventually, unwillingly, became a monk, as he had sought power through the monks' teachings.

The B'omarr order maintained monasteries on several planets under similar circumstances. For example, the monastery on Teth, built on the top of a steep mountain, served as the hideout for Separatist forces who kidnapped Jabba the Hutt's son Rotta during the Clone Wars.

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